COLLEGE RECRUITING

College Recruitment Information Day and  Skills video Film Day 

 

If your daughter is in 8th grade or older it’s time to start a profile and learn about the recruiting process. Mizuno would like to share free advice with all players who want to continue their volleyball career and play in college. On this day, we will provide information to parents to help their athlete get “on the radar” and get recruited to D1,D2,D3,Ivy, and NAIA schools. Additionally, we will have coaches, players already committed to college, and parents who have been through the recruiting process to share information with you.

General Topics:
– Are you ready to be recruited?
– Do you have a player’s profile? Mizuno can help
– Do you have a college skills video? Mizuno can help
– Are you registered with University Athletes?
– New NCAA Rules
– Unofficial and official visits

 

Joy will direct all skills video along with other Mizuno coaches.
Please order your profile and video package online now for $350 for the entire season (1 year). Please email your receipt to me Sonjihaley@yahoo.com . Once email is received I’ll add you to the list to participate.

Attire for Filming

Mizuno Jersey with number black spandex, white knee pads, white socks, and Mizuno shoes. If you do not have a Mizuno Jersey with a number please wear another Jersey with a number.
We look forward to meeting with you, and answering any questions you may have!
Sonji Haley
Mizuno Recruiting Staff
310-592-6633

 

Mizuno can help you get started with video sessions, resumes and contact information.
For more information on how to GET STARTED contact Sonji Haley at sonjihaley@me.com

Freshmen and Sophomores Must:

Start planning NOW!
Work hard to get the best grades possible.
Take classes that match your high school’s NCAA List of Approved Core Courses. The NCAA Eligibility Center will only use approved core courses to certify your initial eligibility.
You can access and print your high school’s NCAA List of Approved Core Courses at www.eligibilitycenter.org and clicking “Resources” at the top of the screen.

Juniors Must:

At the beginning of your junior year, log on to the Eligibility Center Web site at www.eligibilitycenter.org and register.
Register to take the ACT, SAT or both and use the Eligibility Center code “9999” as a score recipient.
Double check to make sure that you are taking courses that match your high school’s NCAA List of Approved Core Courses.
Request that your high school guidance counselor send an official transcript to the Eligibility Center after completing your junior year.
(The Eligibility Center does NOT accept faxed transcripts.)
Prior to registration for your senior year, check with your guidance counselor and the Eligibility Center to determine the number of core  courses that need to be completed your senior year.

Seniors Must:

You may take the SAT and/or ACT as often as you feel necessary. The Eligibility Center will use the best scores from each section of the SAT or ACT to determine your best cumulative score.
Continue to take core courses.
Check to make sure that you are taking courses that match your high school’s NCAA List of Approved Core Courses.
Review your amateurism questionnaire responses and request final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (for fall enrollees) or October 1 (for spring enrollees).
Continue to earn the best grades possible.
Graduate on time (in eight academic semesters). If you fall behind, use summer school sessions prior to graduation to catch up.
After graduation, ask your high school guidance counselor to send your final transcript to the Eligibility Center with proof of graduation.

5 Recruiting tips for Mizuno Players  

There are plenty of steps that you can take as a college recruit to make the process of earning an athletic scholarship easier. Make sure that you do every little thing that you can to separate yourself from other recruits, which can help you earn an athletic scholarship.

1. Develop your game plan and get evaluated.  College coaches are inundated with information from potential recruits, but they rely heavily on evaluations from club and high school coaches. A talent evaluator can provide honest answers about your skill level, which helps you set realistic goals about where you should look for an athletic scholarship.

2. Post your academic/athletic resume on Mizunos’ site. Providing easy and organized access to your highlight videos, statistics, and academic information makes a coach’s job much easier. To post profiles and videos makes you immediately visible to hundreds of coaches. College coaches need to know about you before they’ll spend the time scouting you in person.

3. Create a winning highlight/skills video. College coaches watch hours of video from recruits, so you need to make yours count. Learn exactly what coaches in your sport are looking for. Some coaches may want detailed skills videos and limited in-game footage. Others may only want to see your in-game skills.

4. Contact 50 to 100 realistic college athletic programs. There are more than 1,800 colleges with athletic programs, so when you’re a college recruit you’ve got plenty to choose from. Starting with a large pool of schools can help ensure that the perfect fit rises to the top when the recruiting process is over. It’s important to know that the majority of college athletic programs aren’t in Division I, so set your expectations accordingly. There are plenty of opportunities for scholarships for college at the Division II, Division III, NAIA or junior college level.

5. Realize that it’s not a four-year decision. It’s a 40-year decision.  Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions of your lifetime. Do your research and make an educated decision when you pick a school, not only as an athletic recruit but, as a student. Input from a club coach or club director can help match you up with a school that’s an ideal fit for you during the four years that you are there.

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